Accelerated MAIS in Interdisciplinary Studies

Accelerated Master's for Mason Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Studies

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Banner Code: LA-MA-ACEL-MAIS

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Many accelerated master's programs are available for any bachelor's degree at Mason, including the ones below. See the full list of degrees with accelerated programs at George Mason.

Bachelor's Degree (any)/Interdisciplinary Studies, Accelerated MAIS (Computational Social Science Concentration)

Overview

Highly-qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the  bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BS/BA in a chosen major and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in Computational Social Science in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.

See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees for policies related to thie program. 

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

BAM Pathway Admission Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degree policies. For information specific to this program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental website.

The accelerated MAIS with a concentration in Computational Social Science is appropriate for students in a variety of majors. Ideally applicants will have undergraduate backgrounds in both computer science/computational data science and the social sciences or humanities. Applicants pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science/computational data science should have completed at least one upper-division course in communications, conflict analysis and resolution, criminology, economics, geography, government, history, psychology, or sociology. Applicants pursuing undergraduate degrees in these or other majors should have completed at least one upper-division computer science or computational data science course.Students will be considered for admission into the BAM Pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits, and an overall minimum GPA of 3.50.

Students who are accepted into the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits.

Accelerated Master's Admission Requirements

Students already admitted in the BAM Pathway will be admitted to the MAIS program, if they have met the following criteria, as verified on the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.50
  • Minimum grade of B in all advanced standing coursework
  • Successfully meeting Mason's requirements for undergraduate degree conferral (graduation) and completing the application for graduation.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements

To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses must choose from the following:

Advanced Standing courses (up to 12 credits with a minimum grade of B in each)

  • CSS 600 Introduction to Computational Social Science (3 credits)
  • CSS 605 Object-Oriented Modeling in Social Science (3 credits)
  • CSS 610 Agent-based Modeling and Simulation (3 credits)
  • CSS 620 Origins of Social Complexity (3 credits)

Reserve Graduate Credit courses (up to 6 credits) taken while an undergraduate and will only count for the graduate degree program

  • CSS 600 Introduction to Computational Social Science (3 credits)
  • CSS 605 Object-Oriented Modeling in Social Science (3 credits)
  • CSS 610 Agent-based Modeling and Simulation (3 credits)
  • CSS 620 Origins of Social Complexity (3 credits)
  • CSS 625 Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • CSS 645 Spatial Agent-Based Models of Human-Environment Interactions (3 credits)
  • CSS 692 Social Network Analysis (3 credits)
  • MAIS 696 MAIS ProSeminar

For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements see AP.6.7 Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.

Bachelor's Degree (any)/Interdisciplinary Studies, Accelerated MAIS (Energy and Sustainability Concentration)

Overview

Highly-qualified Mason undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BA/BS in a chosen major and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in energy and sustainability in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.

See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees for policies related to this program.

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

BAM Pathway Admission Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.  For information specific to this accelerated master's program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental website.

Students will be considered for admission into the BAM Pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.50.

Students who are accepted in the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits.

Accelerated Master's Admissions Requirements

Students already admitted in the BAM Pathway will be admitted to the MAIS program, if they have met the following criteria, as verified on the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form:

Minimum overall GPA of 3.50

Minimum grade of B in each advanced standing course

Successfully meeting Mason's requirements for undergraduate degree conferral (graduation) and completing the application for graduation.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements

To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses must choose from the following:

Advanced Standing courses (up to 12 credits with a minimum grade of B in each)

ECON 695 Special Topics in Economics (3 credits) (when the topic involves environmental or sustainability issues)
EVPP 533 Energy Policy (3 credits)
EVPP 642 Environmental Policy (3 credits)
GGS 507 Geographic Approaches for Sustainable Development (3 credits)
GLOA 605 Interdisciplinary Research Methods (3 credits)
PHIL 643 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
PHYS 581 Topics in Renewable Energy (3 credits)

Reserve Graduate credit courses (up to 6 credits) taken while an undergraduate and will only count for the graduate degree program

ECON 695 Special Topics in Economics (3 credits)

EVPP 533 Energy Policy (3 credits)

EVPP 642 Environmental Policy (3 credits)

GGS 507 Geographic Approaches for Sustainable Development (3 credits)

GLOA 605 Interdisciplinary Research Methods (3 credits)

MAIS 696 MAIS ProSeminar

PHIL 643 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)

PHYS 581 Topics in Renewable Energy (3 credits)


For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements see AP.6.7 Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.

Bachelor's Degree (any)/Interdisciplinary Studies, Accelerated MAIS (Religious Studies Concentration)

Overview

Highly-qualified Mason undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BA/BS in a chosen major and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in Religious Studies in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.

If the students has not majored in religious studies it is preferred, thought not required, that the student have a minor in religious studies.

See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees for policies related to this program.

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

BAM Pathway Admission Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.  For information specific to this accelerated master's program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental website.

Students will be considered for admission into the BAM Pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.50.

Students who are accepted in the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits.

Accelerated Master's Admissions Requirements

Students already admitted in the BAM Pathway will be admitted to the MAIS program, if they have met the following criteria, as verified on the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.50
  • Minimum grade of B in each advanced standing course
  • Successfully meeting Mason's requirements for undergraduate degree conferral (graduation) and completing the application for graduation.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements

To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses must choose from the following:

Advanced Standing courses (up to 12 credits with a minimum grade of B in each)

  • RELI 600 Interdisciplinary Pathways in the Study of Religion (3 credits)
  • RELI 630 Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion (3 credits)
  • RELI 632 Interreligious Dialogue (3 credits)
  • RELI 633 Issues in Religious Ethics (3 credits)
  • RELI 640 Religion and Law (3 credits)
  • RELI 591 Special Topics in Religious Studies (3 credits)

Reserve Graduate Credit courses (up to 6 credits) taken while an undergraduate and will only count for the graduate degree program

  • RELI 600 Interdisciplinary Pathways in the Study of Religion (3 credits)
  • RELI 630 Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion (3 credits)
  • RELI 632 Interreligious Dialogue (3 credits)
  • RELI 633 Issues in Religious Ethics (3 credits)
  • RELI 640 Religion and Law (3 credits)
  • RELI 591 Special Topics in Religious Studies (3 credits)
  • MAIS 696 MAIS ProSeminar

For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements see AP.6.7 Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.

Bachelor's Degree (any)/Interdisciplinary Studies, Accelerated MAIS (Social Entrepreneurship Concentration)

Overview

Highly-qualified Mason undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BA/BS in a chosen major and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in social entrepreneurship in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.

See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees for policies related to this program.

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

BAM Pathway Admission Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.  For information specific to this accelerated master's program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental website.

Students will be considered for admission into the BAM Pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 3.50.

Students who are accepted in the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits.

Accelerated Master's Admissions Requirements

Students already admitted in the BAM Pathway will be admitted to the  MAIS program, if they have met the following criteria, as verified on the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.50
  • Minimum grade of B in all advanced credit courses
  • Successfully meeting Mason's requirements for undergraduate degree conferral (graduation) and completing the application for graduation.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements

To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses must choose from the following:

Advanced Standing courses (up to 12 credits with a minimum grade of B in each)

  • INTS 550 Social Innovation In Action (3 credits)
  • INTS 535 Leadership in a Changing Environment (3 credits)
  • INTS 540 Contemporary Issues in Social Justice Human Rights (3 credits)
  • GBUS 540 Analysis of Financial Decisions (3 credits)

Reserve Graduate Credit courses (up to 6 credits) taken while an undergraduate and will only count for the graduate degree program

  • PUAD 505 Introduction to Management of Nonprofits (3 credits)
  • PUAD 540 Public Policy Process (3 credits)
  • MAIS 696 MAIS ProSeminar


For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees.

Bachelor's Degree (any)/Interdisciplinary Studies, Accelerated MAIS (Social Justice and Human Rights Concentration)

Overview

Highly-qualified Mason undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BA/BS in a chosen major and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in social justice and human rights in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.

See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees for policies related to this program.

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

BAM Pathway Admission Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.  For information specific to this accelerated master's program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental website.

Students will be considered for admission into the BAM Pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.50.

Students who are accepted in the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits.

Accelerated Master's Admissions Requirements

Students already admitted in the BAM Pathway will be admitted to the MAIS program, if they have met the following criteria, as verified on the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form:

    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.50
    • Minimum grade of B in each advanced standing course
    • Successfully meeting Mason's requirements for undergraduate degree conferral (graduation) and completing the application for graduation.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements

To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses must choose from the following:

Advanced Standing courses (up to 12 credits with a minimum grade of B in each)

  • INTS 540 Contemporary Issues in Social Justice Human Rights (3 credits)
  • INTS 534 Research for Social Change (3 credits)
  • INTS 537 Critical Race Studies (3 credits)
  • INTS 538 Representations of Race (4 credits)
  • WMST 504 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability (3 credits)
  • WMST 602 Queer Theory (3 credits)
  • WMST 608 Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights
  • WMST 630 Feminist Theories (3 credits)
  • PHIL 643 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • PUAD 540 Public Policy Process (3 credits)
  • PUAD 649 Advocacy and Lobbying (3 credits)

Reserve Graduate Credit courses (up to 6 credits) taken while an undergraduate and will only count for the graduate degree program

  • INTS 534 Research for Social Change
  • INTS 537 Critical Race Studies
  • INTS 538 Representations of Race
  • WMST 504 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability
  • WMST 602 Queer Theory
  • WMST 608 Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights
  • WMST 630 Feminist Theories
  • PHIL 643 Environmental Ethics
  • PUAD 540 Public Policy Process
  • PUAD 649 Advocacy and Lobbying
  • MAIS 696 MAIS ProSeminar

For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements see AP.6.7 Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.

Bachelor's Degree (any)/Interdisciplinary Studies, Accelerated MAIS (War and the Military in Society Concentration)

Overview

Highly-qualified Mason undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BA/BS in a chosen major and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in War and Military in Society in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.

See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees for policies related to this program.

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

BAM Pathway Admission Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.  For information specific to this accelerated master's program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental website.

Students will be considered for admission into the BAM Pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.50.

Students who are accepted in the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits.

Accelerated Master's Admissions Requirements

Students already admitted in the BAM Pathway will be admitted to the MAIS  program, if they have met the following criteria, as verified on the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum grade of B in each advanced standing course
  • Successfully meeting Mason's requirements for undergraduate degree conferral (graduation) and completing the application for graduation.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements

To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses must choose from the following:

Advanced Standing courses (up to 12 credits with a minimum grade of B in each)

GOVT 540 International Relations 3
HIST 617 Topics in the American Civil War Era 3
HIST 631 Era of the American Revolution 3
PUBP 504 Grand Strategy 3
PUBP 506 Ethics and the Use of Force 3

Reserve Graduate Credit courses (up to 6 credits) taken while an undergraduate and will only count for the graduate degree program

BIOD 609 Biodefense Strategy 3
MAIS 696 MAIS ProSeminar 1

For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements see AP.6.7 Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.

Bachelor's Degree (any)/Interdisciplinary Studies, Accelerated MAIS (Women and Gender Studies Concentration)

Overview

Highly-qualified Mason undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BA/BS in a chosen major and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in women and gender studies in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.

See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees for policies related to this program.

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

BAM Pathway Admission Requirements

Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.  For information specific to this accelerated master's program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the departmental website.

Students will be considered for admission into the BAM Pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.50.

Students who are accepted in the BAM Pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits.

Accelerated Master's Admissions Requirements

Students already admitted in the BAM Pathway will be admitted to the MA program, if they have met the following criteria, as verified on the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition form:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.50
  • Minimum grade of B in each advanced standing course
  • Successfully meeting Mason's requirements for undergraduate degree conferral (graduation) and completing the application for graduation.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements

To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses must choose from the following:

Advanced Standing courses (up to 12 credits with a minimum grade of B in each)

WMST 504 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability 3
WMST 602 Queer Theory 3
WMST 608 Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights 3
WMST 610 Feminist Research Methods 3
WMST 630 Feminist Theories 3
WMST 640 Transnational Issues of Gender and Race 3

Reserve Graduate Credit courses (up to 6 credits) taken while an undergraduate and will only count for the graduate degree program

WMST 504 Gender, Sexuality, and Disability 3
WMST 602 Queer Theory 3
WMST 608 Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights 3
WMST 610 Feminist Research Methods 3
WMST 630 Feminist Theories 3
WMST 640 Transnational Issues of Gender and Race 3
MAIS 696 MAIS ProSeminar 1


For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements see AP.6.7 Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Degree policies.